Infosheets Archive

Indigenous Post-Secondary Mental Health Needs Assessment

May 13, 2024

The primary objective of this project was to conduct a needs assessment (November 2022-January 2023) to identify existing gaps in supporting Indigenous post-secondary student mental health and well-being across Ontario​. We hoped to understand better how to improve mental health services for Indigenous students from both a student and staff perspective.

Indigenizing Mental Health Care Within the Post-Secondary Setting

November 17, 2023 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EST

In this webinar, we are joined by Tyler Twarowski of CMHA- Cochrane Timiskaming on what decolonizing and Indigenizing mental health care can look like within the post-secondary context. Informed by his current PhD work, profession and his Métis heritage, Tyler will discuss key elements of Indigenous worldview that could be incorporated into services and programs and how this would benefit Indigenous and non-Indigenous students alike.

IPEC: Indigenous Action Plan

May 16, 2023

This slide deck outlines the Indigenous Action Plan developed by the Indigenous Peoples Education Circle (IPEC). The deck highlights the experience of Indigenous learners, their vision for improving student outcomes, as well as the steps they will take and strategies they will use to achieve their goals.

Graduate Student Experiences of Indigenous Studies in Post-Secondary Education: A Comparative Study of Norway and Canada

May 10, 2023

This study intends to help fill the gap in the literature by exploring what the expectations and experiences of Indigenous Studies alumni in Norway and Canada are, and what this tells us about Indigenous Studies programs in these countries.

Impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on life and learning experiences of indigenous and non-Indigenous university and college students in Ontario, Canada: a qualitative study

May 8, 2023

The Cost of COVID is a mixed methods study exploring the social and emotional impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, with a focus on families, youth, and urban Indigenous People. The present analysis was completed using a subset of qualitative data including micronarrative stories from students in college and university, as well as in-depth interviews from service providers providing services to students.

Evaluating Indigenous Needs on Ontario Post-Secondary Campuses

March 16, 2023 | 10:00AM - 11:00AM EST

In this webinar, we invite Megan VanEvery, Indigenous Post-Secondary Knowledge and Research Lead at CICMH, to present the results of the Centre’s recent needs assessment for Indigenous staff and students in Ontario. Come hear about the barriers facing Indigenous students in accessing mental health services, Indigenous-specific mental health supports available on campus, as well as student and staff perspectives on how services can be improved. The presentation will be followed by a question and answer period.

Feeling Welcomed: Creating Space for Indigenous Students at the University of Guelph

October 20, 2022 | 12:00PM - 1:00PM EST

In this webinar we are joined by Danielle Nowosad and Melissa Perreault from the University of Guelph, to discuss their work developing an orientation package for Indigenous students entering the biological sciences. This work was part of a larger project which included Indigenizing the biological sciences building and creating a residential school memorial site. The two will talk about the barriers and successes of the project, followed by a question-and-answer period.

Working Your Wheel: Indigenous Self Care

January 27, 2022 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm EST

In this webinar we are joined by James Tregonning, Indigenous Transition Coordinator and Instructor at Cambrian College, to talk about an indigenous model of self-care, how it differs from the current popular understanding, and how he has integrated it into his work supporting Indigenous students.

Supporting Indigenous Students in their Transition – Aboriginal Post-Secondary Information Program

February 16, 2022 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm EST

In this webinar, we welcome APSIP – the Aboriginal Post-Secondary Information Program – for an informative session about accessibility and other student support services available at colleges, universities, and polytechnics across Ontario and Quebec.

Indigenous Ally Toolkit

July 12, 2021